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Cody Martin

10/3/2006

Born: June 26, 1978 (Hot Springs, Ark.)
Residence: Hatfield, Ark.
Joined PRCA: 2000
World Titles: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2003)
Pace Picante Series Qualifications: 6
Pace Finale: 2003
Pace Challenge: 2001, 2003-04
Pace Classic: 2003-04
Education: McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.); University of Tennessee (Martin) and Missouri Valley State College (Marshall)
2005 World Standings Place: 25th
2005 Earnings: $35,535
Career Earnings: $257,187

Professional
2006 Highlights
* Tied for the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and the average titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo.
* Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo.
* Won Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.).
* Co-champion at the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo.
* Won the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo.
* Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average title at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo a year after breaking his leg in the same arena.
* Won the Brighton Field Day & PRCA Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.).
* Won the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo.
2005 Highlights
* Won the Mid South Fair & Rodeo (Memphis, Tenn.).
* Won the aggregate title at the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede.

Career Highlights
2004 — Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckaroo and the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); won the Wrangler Tour-round and average titles at the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City); finished 18th in the world with $54,253.
2003 — Won Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and Angelina County Benefit (Lufkin, Texas); co-champion at the Lea County PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.).
2002 — Finished 24th in the world; won Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco).

Awards
* PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year in saddle bronc riding (2000).

Amateur Highlights
* College National Finals Rodeo champion (2002).
* Arkansas High School State Champion (1994).

Personal
5-9, 165 … Single … Hobbies include hunting, fishing and jogging … Became interested in rodeo through friends and began in 1992 … His step-brother Jermiah Diffee, is a PRCA saddle bronc rider … His parents are Gordon and Nancy Diffee. His father works for the Arkansas State police department … Travels with Rance Bray, Bradley Harter and Jeffery Willert … He is left-handed but competes right-handed … Graduated third in his class of 46 from Smackover (Ark.) High School … Favorite sports team is Arkansas Razorbacks … Rodeo idol is Tom Reeves.